The Great Raymondo #033

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This Week: Walking the thin-line between… £400 million and £500 million.

A choice of two inconsistent calculations…
 

The Institute for Fiscal Studies have produced a new study based on the SNP’s referendum White Paper, and have said:

OR:

And yet, in the White Paer, the SNP specifically said:

According to Wings Over Scotland:

It seems to be universally agreed that Scotland’s contribution to defence within the UK is £3.3bn a year. It’s also a matter of record that SNP policy – which, remember, is what the White Paper lays out – is to spend £2.5bn a year on defence.

Correct us if we’re wrong, readers, but £3.3bn minus £2.5bn is £800m, not £500m.

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